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The Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
(officially the Toronto
Toronto
Argonaut Football Club, commonly referred to as the "Argos") are a professional Canadian football team competing in the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Based in Toronto, Ontario, the team was founded in 1873, and is the oldest existing professional sports team in North America still using its original name (on top of this, they are the oldest-surviving team in both the modern-day CFL and East Division).[4] The team's origins date back to a modified version of rugby football that emerged in North America in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The Argonauts
Argonauts
played their home games at Rogers Centre from 1989 until 2016 when the team moved to BMO Field, the fifth stadium site to host the team. The Argonauts
Argonauts
have won the Grey Cup
Grey Cup
a record 17 times and have appeared in the final 23 times. Most recently they defeated the Calgary Stampeders
Calgary Stampeders
27–24 in the 105th Grey Cup
Grey Cup
in 2017. The Argonauts
Argonauts
hold the best winning percentage in the championship game (73.9%)[5] and have the longest active winning streak in games in which they have appeared, at six. The Argonauts
Argonauts
have faced every current western CFL team at least once in the Grey Cup, while their most celebrated divisional rivalry has been with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The team was owned by the Argonaut Rowing Club
Argonaut Rowing Club
for its first 83 years, and has been owned by a series of business interests since 1956. The Argonauts
Argonauts
were a fixture on the Toronto
Toronto
sports scene for decades, with attendance peaking in the 1970s. In May 2015 it was announced that a consortium of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment's Larry Tanenbaum (via the Kilmer Group) and Bell Canada
Bell Canada
would acquire the team. The sale included a scheduled move to MLSE run BMO Field
BMO Field
for the 2016 season, which has long been proposed given attendance under-utilization at Rogers Centre
Rogers Centre
and announced plans to install natural grass at the domed stadium, rendering it unfit for football. (While the move has since been done, it is unclear whether the artificial turf will be replaced at all now at Rogers Centre.)[6] More recently, MLSE announced in December 2017 that it had agreed to purchase the team outright, with the deal finalized on January 19, 2018.[7] The previous owners will continue to indirectly own stakes in the Argos, as Bell Canada
Bell Canada
and the Kilmer Group respectively hold 37.5% and 25% stakes in MLSE.[8] Given the length of franchise history, dozens of players, coaches, and management have been honoured in some form over the years. The team recognizes a select group of players with retired numbers: early greats Joe Krol and Dick Shatto, stalwart offensive lineman Danny Nykoluk, and Michael "Pinball" Clemons who has been the most recent face of the team.

Contents

1 Name
Name
and colours 2 Franchise history

2.1 1873–1906 2.2 1907–1952 2.3 1953–1988 2.4 1989–2015 2.5 2016–present

3 Championship summary 4 Stadiums 5 Ownership and management

5.1 Ownership history 5.2 Senior executives 5.3 Head coaches

6 Current team

6.1 Current roster 6.2 Front office and coaching

7 Broadcasts 8 Rivalries 9 Notable personnel

9.1 All-Time and Hall of Fame

10 Mascot 11 See also 12 Notes 13 References 14 External links

Name
Name
and colours[edit] Since the team's foundation in 1873, the "Argonauts" name has been in continuous use, a record in North American professional sports.[4] The Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
(1870) and the Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves
(1871) franchises of Major League Baseball
Baseball
are older, but both teams have changed their name more than once, and the Braves have also changed cities. The Argonauts
Argonauts
also claim to be the oldest professional football team in North America.[9] The claim is debatable, as the Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
date to 1869; they merged with the Hamilton Wildcats in 1950 to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[10] The name "Argonauts" is derived from Greek mythology: according to legend, Jason and the Argonauts
Argonauts
were a group of heroes who set out to find the Golden Fleece
Golden Fleece
aboard the ship Argo
Argo
sometime before the Trojan War. Given its nautical theme, the name Argonaut was adopted by a group of amateur rowers in Toronto
Toronto
in 1872. The Argonaut Rowing Club, which still exists today, went on to found the football club with the same name a year later. Given their roots in a rowing squad, the team is often referred to as the "boatmen" and less often the "scullers".[11] In the 19th century, the most renowned rowing teams in the world were from the University of Oxford
University of Oxford
and the University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
in England. The Toronto
Toronto
rowers, many of whom had associations with the English schools, adopted uniforms incorporating the light blue of Cambridge and the dark blue of Oxford.[12] In turn, the footballers adopted the colours and the phrase "double blue" would become synonymous with the team.[note 1] Blue
Blue
has become the traditional colour of top-level teams in Toronto
Toronto
(e.g. the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs and Toronto
Toronto
Blue
Blue
Jays). The team's other official colour is white. Its current helmet design features an Oxford blue background, with an Oxford blue and Cambridge blue round shield inscribed with a white, capital letter A. For most of the team's history, the logo featured some form of a boat, often incorporating a football.[13] Franchise history[edit] See also: List of Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
seasons 1873–1906[edit]

"On Sunday afternoon a game of foot ball, Rugby rules, was played on the University ground, between the Argonauts, of Toronto, and the Hamilton club. After a most exciting contest, one goal was secured at five o'clock by the Toronto
Toronto
men, the ball being kicked through the Hamilton flags by Buchanan."

The Toronto
Toronto
Mail, October 20, 1873[14]

The first recorded game of what would become known as Canadian football was played in Toronto
Toronto
on November 9, 1861, featuring University of Toronto
Toronto
students. The game at the time was a modified version of English rugby and it gained popularity throughout the 1860s. Rugby itself was still an infant game having evolved out of association football (soccer) in the 1830s.[15] Seeking a way to keep fit after summer, the Argonaut Rowing Club
Argonaut Rowing Club
(ARC) formed their own rugby-football squad on October 4, 1873. The Argonauts
Argonauts
Football Club would play their first game against Hamilton on October 18 of that year (a victory), beginning a storied rivalry.[note 2] H.T. Glazebrook served as their first captain and head coach. Establishment of the football team was formalized by the ARC on September 17, 1874, with a subscription fee of one dollar charged per player.[18][19] The football team played a handful of challenge matches—one team inviting another to play—as an amateur squad against university and city teams every year throughout the 1870s, with one dormant year in 1879, likely due to injuries.[19] In 1883 the Toronto
Toronto
Football Club, other city teams from Ontario
Ontario
and university squads from Toronto, Queens University and Royal Military College formed the Ontario
Ontario
Rugby Football Union (ORFU); it was the first rugby football organization with a league and playoff structure in North America.[20] The Toronto Football Club were league victors in the first year.[21] Starting in 1884 a "Dominion Championship"—a precursor to the Grey Cup—was held, pitting the victors of the country's two organized leagues, the ORFU and Quebec Rugby Football Union, against each other; it was organized nationally by the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) from 1892 onwards. In the first true national championship, the Montreal Football Club defeated the Toronto
Toronto
Football Club on November 5, 1884 by a score of 30–0. Argonauts
Argonauts
would lose the Dominion Title in 1901 to Ottawa
Ottawa
College.[22] The Ottawa
Ottawa
team and the Hamilton Tigers
Hamilton Tigers
were frequent opponents in this era. Over the thirty years from 1880 onwards, rule changes were incrementally introduced into the game, including the adoption of the line of scrimmage, scoring that began to resemble the modern version, and the down and yardage structure. Popular personalities of the era included player-coach Joe Wright Sr., one of the best all around Canadian athletes at the turn of the century.[23] One major outstanding issue within the CRU at the time was the role of professional versus amateur players; this dispute caused the Argonauts to withdraw from the league in 1903 and eventually led to the establishment of a new league, The Big Four or Interprovincial Rugby Football League.[21][22] Alongside the professionalism dispute, there was serious disagreement over the adoption of the Burnside rules, with Ontario, Quebec, and the intercollegiate league often not in alignment.[24] Amongst other critical innovations, the Burnside rules reduced the number of men per side to 12 and introduced the ten yards in three downs structure that is central to the modern game.[25] 1907–1952[edit] Seeking looser rules regarding the employment of professional players, Toronto
Toronto
and other cities split from the ORFU and formed the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) in 1907. These clubs were the vaunted "Big Four"—Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Montreal—that formed the precursor to Eastern Division of the Canadian Football League.[21] The IRFU continued under the larger auspices of the Canadian Rugby Union. Beginning in 1909, the CRU champion was awarded the Grey Cup, with the Big Four competing against university squads and eventually teams from Western Canada. The Argonauts
Argonauts
first competed for the Cup in 1911, losing 14 to 7 to the University of Toronto
Toronto
in front of a then record 13,687 spectators at the newly opened Varsity Stadium. The team would claim their first championship in 1914, exacting revenge on U of T with a 14 to 2 victory. Their star runner and kicker in their first championship year was Jack O'Conner, who scored a league record 44 points.[26]

The Argonauts
Argonauts
playing the Ottawa
Ottawa
Rough Riders at Varsity Stadium
Varsity Stadium
in 1924

After play was halted during World War I, the Argos again achieved success in the early 1920s on the back of one Canada's greatest ever sportsmen. Lionel Conacher, the "Big Train," led the team to two perfect 6–0 seasons in 1921 and 1922. In the first season he accounted for 85 of his team's 167 points, and 15 of the points in the Grey Cup
Grey Cup
game, a 23–0 drubbing of the Edmonton
Edmonton
Eskimos. It was the first east-west Grey Cup
Grey Cup
championship in Canadian history.[27]

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Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
win Grey Cup
Grey Cup
1950 in Mud Bowl Varsity Stadium

The 1921 Grey Cup
Grey Cup
victory was their last until 1933, at which point the Argonauts
Argonauts
became the dominant team of an increasingly nationwide sport. They put together a number of Grey Cup
Grey Cup
dynasties in the 1930s and 1940s, winning eight of twenty Grey Cups between 1933 and 1952. The Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Blue
Blue
Bombers were most often on the receiving end of Argo Grey Cup
Grey Cup
victories in this era.[28] From 1933 to 1941 Lew Hayman coached the team with a still unparalleled winning ratio of 45–15–2. Their first back-to-back Grey Cups came in 1937 and 1938. This was also the era of the famed Stukus brothers—Annis, Bill, and Frank—who proved a potent all-purpose trio in the Argonauts' championship years.[29]

A threat at quarterback, running back, defensive back, and kicker, Joe "King" Krol has been called the most versatile Argonaut ever to play the game.[30]

Joe "King" Krol and Royal Copeland, the so-called Gold Dust Twins, were the best-known players of the 1940s. In an era where players still played multiple positions, they were a threat in every capacity: running, passing, catching, kicking, and playing defence. Often connecting with each other for points, they led the Argos to a Grey Cup threepeat between 1945 and 1947.[31] 1949 and 1950 marked a watershed in Argonauts
Argonauts
history as the team began large scale importation of American players for the first time.[32][33] The team also broke a cultural barrier in 1950 with the signing of their first black player: Ulysses "Crazy Legs" Curtis would play five strong years with the team.[34] Frank Clair
Frank Clair
was brought in as coach in 1950 and left his mark on the revamped roster; he led the team to Grey Cup
Grey Cup
wins in 1950 and 1952.[35][36] The first of these was a 13–0 victory over Winnipeg
Winnipeg
in the notorious Mud Bowl. A November snowstorm followed by mild conditions turned Varsity Stadium
Varsity Stadium
into a bog and the play was a shambles; one Winnipeg
Winnipeg
player is reported to have almost drowned in the muck.[37] At some time during this period, the phrase " Argo
Argo
Bounce" came to refer to the Argonauts' propensity to receive a lucky bounce of the football. The phrase may date to the Grey Cups of the 1930s, all of which featured improbable bounces and fumbles favouring the Argos; the phrase was popularized in print by Annis Stukus
Annis Stukus
in the 1940s. It is still in use today, with a number of fortunate on-field happenings attributed to the "bounce".[38] 1953–1988[edit]

The Argonauts
Argonauts
have won a record 17 Grey Cups, but suffered through a 31-year championship drought from 1952 to 1983.

The three decades after the 1952 Grey Cup
Grey Cup
victory have been called the Argonauts' Dark Ages.[39] The team went thirty-one years between championship victories and nineteen without even making an appearance in the final. Part of the reason was a salary cap introduced in 1953 that cost them many talented players. For the first time in decades, they began ranking at the bottom of the Eastern Division.[39] The management style under new owner John Bassett has also been blamed: young talent was traded or allowed to leave and the team could not form a nucleus of championship players; coaches came and went rapidly.[40] Two notable events occurred off-field at the end of the 1950s: in 1958 the Argonauts
Argonauts
became a founding member of the Canadian Football League and a year later found a new home at Exhibition Stadium.[note 3] The Argonauts
Argonauts
did have some standout players in the 1950s and 1960s. The stalwart of the era was Dick Shatto, an Ohioan who played twelve seasons from 1954 to 1965. Listed as a running back, Shatto was a dual threat to run and receive and continues to hold the team regular season records for touchdowns (91) and total yards gained (6,958).[41] Living in Toronto
Toronto
year round, Shatto set down deep roots in the city and would eventually serve as the Argonauts
Argonauts
general manager.[42] Another American, Tobin Rote, set numerous passing marks in three years at quarterback from 1960 to 1962. Known for his good living off the field, Rote still holds the Argos single game passing record with 524 yards against Montreal on August 19, 1960.[41][43] A pillar on the offensive line was Danny Nykoluk at tackle, whose career spanned an incredible 17 seasons from 1954 to 1971, including one stretch of 12 years where he didn't miss a single game.[44] Despite the presence of these veterans, the era was marked by losing seasons and high attrition on the roster. By the 1960s, the annual (and often desperate) mid-season addition of American imports had become known as the " Argo
Argo
airlift"; American imports often wouldn't last a game before being cut.[45][46] Eventually, the team became competitive again under head coach Leo Cahill in the late 1960s. They scored a coup over the National Football League (NFL) with the signing of a young Joe Theismann
Joe Theismann
(and other American stars) in 1971. The team also saw an attendance bounce, consistently selling out Exhibition Stadium.[47] The Boatmen's best chance to end their Grey Cup
Grey Cup
drought came that year, when they faced the Calgary Stampeders
Calgary Stampeders
in the 59th Grey Cup, the first to be played on artificial turf. In a defensive struggle at Vancouver's soggy Empire Stadium, a now infamous late fumble by Leon "X-Ray" McQuay and a possession-changing kick out of bounds by Harry Abofs sealed a 14–11 Stampeder victory.[48] The 1970s were tumultuous for the team, with numerous hirings and firings of head coaches and consistent losing records. There were stellar players over this era, including defensive all-stars such as Jim Stillwagon, Jim Corrigall, and Granville "Granny" Liggins, but the team could not return to winning form.[49] High-profile moves such as hiring Canadian football
Canadian football
icon Russ Jackson as head coach in 1975 or signing running back superstar Anthony Davis the next year turned into busts.[50] Ironically, the Argos reached historic attendance highs in this losing decade—regular season average per game attendance reached 47,356 in 1976.[51] The enlargement of Exhibition Stadium
Exhibition Stadium
over 1975 and 1976 in anticipation of the Blue
Blue
Jays expansion baseball team allowed for these massive crowds.[52] The Argos reached an all-time low in 1981 when they finished 2–14; this despite having such talented players as quarterback Condredge Holloway, running back Cedric Minter, and receiver Terry Greer.[53] The team began the year 0–10 and there was talk of a "perfect" losing season. The team had been inept so long by this point (29 seasons without a Grey Cup
Grey Cup
win) that the notion of an " Argo
Argo
Bounce" had become inverted; now "it was the unluckiest bounce in the world, the one that usually arose from the Argos' uncanny ability to lose critical games in the dying minutes by committing an improbable blunder."[54] However, with the 1982 season came the hiring of Bob O'Billovich as head coach and Mouse Davis as offensive co-ordinator. Davis implemented the run and shoot offense,[55] and the Argos enjoyed a turnaround, going 9–6–1 that year; Condredge Holloway was the CFL's most outstanding player. The team ultimately fell short in their quest for a Grey Cup, losing 32–16 in a driving rainstorm to the mighty Edmonton Eskimos
Edmonton Eskimos
(in what would be the last of their five consecutive Grey Cup
Grey Cup
titles) in the final in front of a disappointed crowd at Exhibition Stadium.[56] The 1983 season finally brought the championship home. The Argos finished 12–4 and Terry Greer set a CFL record with 2,003 receiving yards.[57] Joe Barnes and Condredge Holloway were a potent duo at quarterback. The Double Blue
Blue
returned to the Grey Cup, this time facing the BC Lions
BC Lions
at BC Place
BC Place
Stadium in Vancouver. Despite the hostile crowd, Toronto
Toronto
defeated BC 18–17 to win their first Grey Cup
Grey Cup
since 1952. The Argos were generally competitive for the remainder of the 1980s, thanks in large part to talented players such as Gill "The Thrill" Fenerty and Darrell K. Smith,[58] but a return to the glory of 1983 proved elusive (outside of an appearance in the 1987 Grey Cup
Grey Cup
game, in which they lost in the last minute to the Edmonton Eskimos
Edmonton Eskimos
38-36). 1989–2015[edit]

Michael "Pinball" Clemons twice set a league record for combined yards. He is one of just four players with his number retired by the Argos.

The 1989 season saw the Argonauts
Argonauts
move into the SkyDome, a multi-purpose downtown stadium with a retractable roof. It marked the beginning of an eventful few years. In 1990, one of the most beloved figures in Toronto
Toronto
sporting history emerged on the team: Michael "Pinball" Clemons set a CFL record for all purpose yards with 3,300 in his first full year, a record he would break in 1997 with 3,840.[59] In 1991 Hollywood prestige arrived in the form of a new ownership trio. Bruce McNall, owner of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, bought the team. One of his players, hockey great Wayne Gretzky, became a minority owner, as did Canadian-born comedian John Candy. The group stunned the league with the signing of Raghib "Rocket" Ismail for an unheard of $18.2 million over four years.[60] Ismail immediately impressed, particularly on kickoff returns, and was named player of the game in the 1991 Grey Cup, which the Argos won 36–21 over the Calgary Stampeders. Clemons and quarterback Matt Dunigan
Matt Dunigan
(who played the final with a broken collarbone) were the other critical pieces to the championship.[28] However, the Argos slumped to 6–12 only a year later, beginning a slide that only accelerated when Dunigan and Ismail left after the season. The 1992 season was the first of four consecutive losing seasons; while they made the playoffs in 1994, they were promptly eliminated by the Baltimore Stallions
Baltimore Stallions
in the division semifinals.[19] Trouble also struck off the field: McNall was convicted of conspiracy and fraud at the end of 1993,[61] while Candy died prematurely the next year. Attendance also began to slide in the mid-1990s, raising questions over the team's viability that persist to this day. The per game average was just above 16,000 in 1994 and 1995, much less than half the team's 1970s peak.[51] Championship material did eventually reemerge in 1996. The team hired Don Matthews, who was fresh off a Grey Cup
Grey Cup
victory with the Baltimore Stallions to be the team's new head coach and signed Doug Flutie, one of the greatest quarterbacks in CFL history, to a contract and surrounded him with key personnel. The team included linebacker Mike O'Shea, veteran wide receiver Paul Masotti, and running back Robert Drummond.[62] Derrell "Mookie" Mitchell was added at receiver in 1997. The Boatmen took the Grey Cup
Grey Cup
in both 1996 and 1997. Flutie would set team records for single season passing yards with more than 5,500 in each year and for touchdowns thrown with 47 in 1997 (one less than his CFL record of 48) before crossing the border to join the Buffalo Bills the next year.[41] Masotti retired in 1999 as the team's all time pass reception yardage leader.[62] Clemons ended his own successful career in 2000 before returning to coach until 2007.

Veteran Damon Allen
Damon Allen
set the pro football league record for career passing yards while an Argonaut. He led the team to a Grey Cup
Grey Cup
victory in 2004.

The years after their back-to-back championships saw a return to mediocrity for the Argos. Ticket sales remained flat, and there were changes in ownership. Gimmicks to attract fans were greeted with criticism.[63] The Argos seemingly bottomed out in July 2003 when the CFL stripped control over the team from owner Sherwood Schwarz. The team had amassed debts of over $20 million, including $17.4 owed to Schwarz himself.[64]

Home helmet 2005-2016

New ownership under David Cynamon and Howard Sokolowski brought immediate dividends with another Grey Cup
Grey Cup
win in 2004. Veteran Damon Allen led the team to a 27–19 victory over the B.C. Lions, with Jon Avery a critical running threat. Allen would continue with the team until 2007, and retired with professional football's all-time leading passing yardage (72,381).[59] The Argonauts
Argonauts
saw winning seasons from 2005 to 2007 before bottoming out the next two years. They finished 2009 with just three wins. Critical players over this half decade included receiver Arland Bruce III, defensive star Byron Parker, and all-star punter Noel Prefontaine.[19] The team generated some controversy in 2006 when they lured running back Ricky Williams
Ricky Williams
from the NFL. Williams had repeatedly violated NFL drug policies and was under suspension for the year; he played just one season with the Argos.[65] In 2010 the team again saw an ownership change, with construction magnate David Braley, who also owns the Lions, taking control.[66] After breaking even in 2010 and going 6–12 in 2011, the Argonauts again acquired a championship nucleus in 2012. Ricky Ray
Ricky Ray
was brilliant at quarterback while Chad Owens
Chad Owens
emerged as arguably the league's best special teams player. Owens broke Michael Clemons
Michael Clemons
CFL record for all purpose yards and won the CFL Most Outstanding Player award that year.[67] The 2012 Grey Cup
Grey Cup
was played in Toronto
Toronto
and the team took their first championship victory in the city since 1952, a 35–22 win over Calgary.[28] In August 2017, the team moved their practice facility to the former Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, with a short-term lease of the facility from the Toronto
Toronto
Catholic District School Board.[68] 2016–present[edit] After years of being run on a shoestring budget by owner David Braley and facing the prospect of being evicted out of its longtime home, Braley sold the club to a consortium, led by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and BCE Inc, a move that solidified the franchise's long-term future. The Argos moved out of Rogers Centre
Rogers Centre
and into BMO Field
BMO Field
for the 2016 season. Despite the initial hype of playing at a fan-friendly outdoor facility, the club finished at the bottom of the standings with a 5-13 record. A front office purge followed, with the firing of general manager Jim Barker on January 24, 2017. Head coach Scott Milanovich, who was facing an uncertain future with the Argos in the wake of Barker's firing, quit four days later, accepting the quarterbacks coach position for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
under Doug Marrone. Looking to start afresh both on and off the field, the Argos hired former Montreal Alouettes
Montreal Alouettes
general manager Jim Popp and head coach Marc Trestman on February 28, 2017. Popp and Trestman won consecutive Grey Cup championships in 2009 and 2010. Popp, the architect of the Alouettes' resurgence in the Montreal sports scene, acquired some of his former players, such as S. J. Green
S. J. Green
and Bear Woods. Despite missing most of the free agency period and having mere months to assemble both a roster and coaching staff, the Double Blue
Blue
finished the year with a 9-9 record, good enough for first place in a weak East Division and a first-round bye. After a thrilling last-minute comeback win in the Eastern Final over Saskatchewan, 25-21, the Argos capped off the season in true Cinderella fashion, winning their 17th championship in the 2017 Grey Cup. Their 27-24 win over Calgary marked their second Grey Cup
Grey Cup
victory against the Stampeders in five years.[28][69] Championship summary[edit]

Date Grey Cup W/L Opponent Score Host City Victory #

Nov 26, 2017 105th W Calgary Stampeders 27–24 Ottawa 17

Nov 25, 2012 100th W Calgary Stampeders 35–22 Toronto 16

Nov 21, 2004 92nd W BC Lions 27–19 Ottawa 15

Nov 16, 1997 85th W Saskatchewan Roughriders 47–23 Edmonton 14

Nov 24, 1996 84th W Edmonton
Edmonton
Eskimos 43–37 Hamilton 13

Nov 24, 1991 79th W Calgary Stampeders 36–21 Winnipeg 12

Nov 29, 1987 75th L Edmonton
Edmonton
Eskimos 38–36 Vancouver –

Nov 27, 1983 71st W B.C. Lions 18–17 Vancouver 11

Nov 28, 1982 70th L Edmonton
Edmonton
Eskimos 32–16 Toronto –

Nov 28, 1971 59th L Calgary Stampeders 14–11 Vancouver –

Nov 29, 1952 40th W Edmonton
Edmonton
Eskimos 21–14 Toronto 10

Nov 25, 1950 38th W Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Blue
Blue
Bombers 13–0 Toronto 9

Nov 29, 1947 35th W Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Blue
Blue
Bombers 10–9 Toronto 8

Nov 30, 1946 34th W Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Blue
Blue
Bombers 28–6 Toronto 7

Dec 1, 1945 33rd W Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Blue
Blue
Bombers 35–0 Toronto 6

Dec 10, 1938 26th W Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Blue
Blue
Bombers 30–7 Toronto 5

Dec 11, 1937 25th W Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Blue
Blue
Bombers 4–3 Toronto 4

Dec 9, 1933 21st W Sarnia
Sarnia
Imperials 4–3 Sarnia 3

Dec 3, 1921 9th W Edmonton
Edmonton
Eskimos 23–0 Toronto 2

Dec 4, 1920 8th L University of Toronto 16–3 Toronto –

Dec 5, 1914 6th W University of Toronto 14–2 Toronto 1

Nov 30, 1912 4th L Hamilton Alerts 11–4 Hamilton –

Nov 25, 1911 3rd L University of Toronto 14–7 Toronto –

The Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
currently lead the Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
in total wins and in winning percentage in the Grey Cup.[5] Early success in the final can partly be attributed to the weakness of western teams: between 1921 and 1952 the Argonauts
Argonauts
won in nine straight appearances, including six straight against the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Blue
Blue
Bombers. The team's success is not merely an historical aberration, however: they have won seven of their ten appearances since the formation of the CFL, including their last six straight. For the entire Grey Cup
Grey Cup
era there has been some form of playoffs leading up to the Grey Cup
Grey Cup
game; the 23 Argonauts
Argonauts
teams who have won a spot in the final would, in modern terms, be called "Eastern Division Champions". It is important to remember, however, that the route to the Grey Cup, participating teams, and playoff format have changed repeatedly over time. As for the regular season, the CFL records 14 Argonauts
Argonauts
teams at the top of the eastern divisional table since its formation in 1958.[70] Earlier data for the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union provides another 9 years from 1907 to 1957 in which the Argos were the best of the "Big Four," for a total of 23 divisional wins.[71][72] The only pre-1958 year in which the Argos won the IRFU but failed to make a Grey Cup
Grey Cup
appearance was 1922, when they lost in semi-final to Queen's University.[73] Going back to an even earlier era, the Argonauts
Argonauts
won the Ontario
Ontario
Rugby Football Union championship three times between 1883 and 1906, including the league's first two seasons, 1883 and 1884. Their last victory as ORFU members came in 1901. Given their losses in the Dominion Championship in 1884 and 1901, the Argonauts
Argonauts
would not earn the title "national champion" until their first Grey Cup
Grey Cup
win in 1914.[22]

Stadiums[edit]

Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
stadiums[74]

Stadium Tenure

Rosedale Field 1874–97

Varsity Stadium 1898–1907

Rosedale Field 1908–15

Varsity Stadium 1916–58

Exhibition Stadium 1959–88

Rogers Centre 1989–2015

BMO Field 2016–present

The Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts' first home was Rosedale Field
Rosedale Field
at Mount Pleasant Road and MacLennan Avenue near the city centre. The team suggests its capacity was 10,000 total with 4,000 seated,[74] though O'Leary and Parrish list smaller numbers, noting that a $32,000 renovation in 1883 allowed for a capacity of 2,000.[23] The field has historic significance as the site of the first Grey Cup
Grey Cup
game in 1909; the CFL lists the game's attendance as 3,807.[28] The field still exists as part of Rosedale Park, although there are no grandstands.

Exhibition Stadium, home to the Argos from 1959–88

Sources again differ on when the team permanently moved to Varsity Stadium on the grounds of the University of Toronto. The team gives dates of 1874–1897 and 1908–1915 at Rosedale, while other sources suggest the team had moved to Varsity by 1911.[note 4] Varsity would become indelibly linked with the Argonauts
Argonauts
and the early years of Canadian football; it was the home field of the great Argo
Argo
dynasties of the 1930s and 1940s. For most of the Argos time at the stadium, its capacity was about 16,000, but this jumped above 20,000 with a renovation in 1950. Although it has not hosted a professional game since 1958, it still holds the record for hosting the most Grey Cups with 30.[75] Another home beckoned in 1959 with the renovation of the new Exhibition Stadium
Exhibition Stadium
to accommodate Canadian football. Often remembered ruefully by Torontonians for its exposure to weather and poor sightlines, the stadium was nevertheless the site of the Argos' greatest attendance in the late 1960s and 1970s. Particularly brutal conditions at the 70th Grey Cup
Grey Cup
in 1982 paved the way for the construction of a domed stadium in Toronto.[76] SkyDome
SkyDome
( Rogers Centre
Rogers Centre
since 2004) had provided the Argonauts
Argonauts
a marquee venue from 1989 to 2015, but also been criticized for its football sightlines and atmosphere. Even crowds of about 30,000 looked sparse in a stadium that seats up to 50,000 people. The domed environment does, at least, remove the elements and is an advantage to passers and comfortable for fans. Two critical opportunities to find a new home were missed in 2004 and 2005: plans for a revamped Varsity Stadium to accommodate CFL-sized crowds were thwarted by community opposition in 2004, and the Argonauts
Argonauts
withdrew from an alternate plan at York University
York University
the following year.[77][78]

An Argos game in their past home, Rogers Centre

It was announced in 2013 that the Rogers Centre's artificial turf would be replaced by natural grass within five years to better facilitate Toronto
Toronto
Blue
Blue
Jays baseball. This will require the stadium's movable stands to be permanently locked into position for baseball, making it impossible to host CFL games. (However, since this time the stadium has retained its artificial turf surface, and it is unclear whether it will be replaced.)[79][80][81] The stadium issue generated significant press and raised concerns over the team's long-term viability given that the Argonauts
Argonauts
losses have been estimated anywhere from $2 to $6 million annually.[82][83] While various stadium rumours swirled over the course of David Braley's tenure (including building a new facility) it became increasingly clear that a move to a renovated BMO Field
BMO Field
was the only viable option.[84][85]

BMO Field
BMO Field
with additional temporary seats in the south endzone for the 104th Grey Cup

The BMO Field
BMO Field
move became finalized on May 20, 2015, concurrent with the announcement of the team's sale to a consortium of MLSE shareholders Larry Tanenbaum and Bell Canada. The team moved following the completion of stadium renovations for the 2016 season. The $120 million renovation plan had originally been announced in March 2014, and raised the stadium's seating capacity from 21,566 seats to 30,000 for soccer, with 25,000 seats in CFL configuration (due to space and safety issues, the endzones are only 18 yards deep [as opposed to the standard 20 yards], with part of both end zones covered in artficial turf[86], the remainder of the field has natural grass), and will be temporarily expandable with additional endzone seating to 40,000 for big events[87] such as a Grey Cup.[88] The agreement requires MLSE to reach a "long-term use (i.e. 20 years)" lease with the Argos for usage of the stadium.[87][89][90] The inclusion of the CFL configuration had partly been at the insistence of the City of Toronto, which owns BMO Field, and had been planned in the original stadium agreement.[89][90][91] Following the demolition and reconstruction of the 5,000 seat Varsity Stadium at the University of Toronto, the Argos returned to the stadium, hosting preseason games from 2013 to 2015.[92][93][94] The team also acquired a much-needed training facility in July 2014 when it was announced that MLSE had partnered with the Argonauts
Argonauts
to expand KIA Training Ground, Toronto
Toronto
FC's new state-of-the-art academy and training facility.[95] Ownership and management[edit] Ownership history[edit]

Ownership of the Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts [96][97][98]

Owner Tenure

Argonaut Rowing Club October 4, 1873 – October 1, 1956

John Bassett, Charlie Burns, Eric Cradock October 1, 1956 – January 1, 1960

John Bassett, Charlie Burns, Len Lumbers January 1, 1960 – August 31, 1971

Baton Broadcasting
Baton Broadcasting
(John Bassett) August 31, 1971 – February 27, 1974

William R. Hodgson February 27, 1974 – June 25, 1976

William R. Hodgson, Carling O'Keefe June 25, 1976 – January 12, 1979

Carling O'Keefe January 12, 1979 – December 12, 1988

Harry Ornest, Carling O'Keefe December 12, 1988 – February 25, 1991

Bruce McNall, John Candy, Wayne Gretzky February 25, 1991 – May 5, 1994

TSN Enterprises (Labatt) May 5, 1994 – July 26, 1995

Labatt Brewing Company
Labatt Brewing Company
(Interbrew) July 26, 1995 – December 20, 1999

Sherwood Schwarz December 20, 1999 – July 29, 2003

Canadian Football League July 29, 2003 – November 5, 2003

Howard Sokolowski and David Cynamon November 5, 2003 – February 9, 2010

David Braley February 9, 2010 – December 31, 2015

Kilmer Sports and Bell Canada[6][99] December 31, 2015 – January 18, 2018

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment January 19, 2018 - present [100]

For more than eight decades, the Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
Football Club was the sole property of its namesake rowing club. By the 1950s, the team's complex management structure made the arrangement increasingly awkward. Facing overdraft and with wealthy suitors knocking, the Argonaut rowers finally sold the team to a consortium led by John Bassett, Eric Cradock, and Charlie Burns in 1957. Each held about 20% share in the company, with the balance made up by small investors who had some affinity with the club; the initial agreement called for a long-term debenture of $400,000 to be set up that would sustain the rowing club in the absence of its football income.[101] Bassett was the operating head of the franchise and is often given sole credit for the initial purchase of the Argos, but Cradock was also instrumental in spearheading the drive. He would sell his share to Len Lumbers just two years into his tenure in part because of Bassett's controlling nature.[102] Bassett arranged a complete buyout of the other shareholders for $2.31 million in 1971 through his holdings in Baton Broadcasting.[103][104] The Bassett years of the late-50s to early-70s were marked by mediocrity on the field but consistent success at the turnstiles. An issue that has become a perennial concern in the city also emerged at this time: the possibility of a National Football League
National Football League
team in Toronto. Various machinations were entertained by Bassett including moving the Argos to the NFL, bringing an American expansion team to the city (e.g. the Toronto
Toronto
Northmen of the WFL), or expanding the CFL itself in the opposite direction. Other team owners steadfastly opposed Bassett's moves and almost rescinded his franchise in 1974; angered, he sold the team for $3.3 million to hotel magnate William R. Hodgson in the same year.[105][106]

Former owner of the Argos, David Braley

Hodgsen sold to Carling O'Keefe in 1979, who had been minority owners since 1976. The brewing company's total investment in the team was $5.8 million.[107] At the time it was rapidly ramping up its sports sponsorship (it also owned the Quebec Nordiques
Quebec Nordiques
before they moved from the World Hockey Association
World Hockey Association
to the NHL) and would become a huge benefactor to the CFL itself, inking television rights deals that would reach $11 million annually by 1984. Reports at the time suggest the league became spoiled by the partnership and that when the money dried up in 1987, the transition was difficult.[108] For the Argos, the Carling O'Keefe years were marked by their first modern-era Grey Cup in 1983.[109] The year's following the Carling O'Keefe era were marked by increasingly short ownership stints. Canadian businessman Harry Ornest bought the team off Carling O'Keefe for $5 million at the end of 1988[110] and then sold to the trio of McNall (60%), Candy (20%), and Gretzky (20%) for the same amount in 1991.[60][111] Of the three, Candy is best remembered for his emotional investment in the team and a team player award continues in his honour.[112][113] Given McNall's indictment and Candy's early death, the era was tumultuous and the last in which the club regularly made front page headlines. The now money-losing team was sold to the Labatt Brewing Company
Labatt Brewing Company
through its TSN unit in 1994 for $4.5 million.[114] At the time, Labatt also owned the Toronto
Toronto
Blue
Blue
Jays. In 1995, Labatt was acquired by Interbrew;[115] The Interbrew years saw two championships but also the worst Argo attendance of the modern era.[51] Interbrew soon lost interest in sports ownership and the team was sold again at the end of 1999 to New York businessman Sherwood Schwarz. After the debacles of the Schwarz era and brief control of the team by the CFL (see above) the Argos were rescued by David Cynamon and Howard Sokolowski in 2004. There was optimism surrounding the duo's arrival and attendance figures improved in their six years heading the organization. It was also appreciated that the two were Torontonians after a quarter-century of foreign and/or corporate ownership.[116] But by 2010 losses were great enough that the team was again put on the block and eventually sold to David Braley. There was some controversy surrounding Braley's takeover. He is simultaneously owner of the BC Lions, raising questions of competitive integrity. It was also revealed that Braley had bankrolled half of Cynamon and Sokolowski's initial $2 million buy-in of the Argos in 2004, and covered half their subsequent losses, in exchange for half of the 2007 Grey Cup
Grey Cup
profits.[117][118] By 2014 Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
and its chairman and minority owner Larry Tanenbaum had emerged as serious suitors for the team.[119][120][121] On May 20, 2015, it was announced that an agreement had been reached for Argonauts
Argonauts
to be sold to Tanenbaum's Kilmer Sports and Bell Canada, who both own a stake in MLSE with Rogers Communications. Financial details were not disclosed. Despite its shared stake in MLSE, Rogers was not interested in having an ownership share in the Argonauts
Argonauts
because it does not have any media relationships with the CFL (unlike Bell, whose TSN division holds the broadcast rights to the league).[122][123] Argonauts
Argonauts
Holdings Limited Partnership, a holding company which Bell and Kilmer each own 50% of, formally acquired the franchise on December 31, 2015.[99] On December 13, 2017, MLSE announced that it would acquire the Argos, with the deal expected to close in January 2018.[100] This sale saw the transfer of ownership from Tanenbaum's Kilmer Sports and Bell Media to MLSE, which itself is owned by Tanenbaum, Bell Media and Rogers Communications.[124] The sale was finalized on January 19, 2018[125] and with the sale, MLSE owns four of the five major professional sports franchises in the city of Toronto
Toronto
(only the Blue Jays are not owned by MLSE, although its owner, Rogers Communications, has an ownership share of MLSE). Senior executives[edit]

Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
senior executives[96]

General manager Tenure

President Tenure

Lew Hayman 1957–1970

Lew Hayman 1957–1981

John Barrow 1971–1975 Ralph Sazio 1982–1989

Dick Shatto 1976–1978 Mike McCarthy 1990–1993

Tommy Hudspeth 1979–1981 Ron Barbaro 1993

Jim Eddy 1982–1983 Paul Beeston 1994

Ralph Sazio 1984–1985 Bob Nicholson 1995–1999

Leo Cahill 1986–1988 Sherwood Schwarz 2000–2001

Ralph Sazio 1989 Pinball Clemons 2002

Mike McCarthy 1990–1993 Dan Ferrone 2003

Bob O'Billovich 1994–1995 Keith Pelley 2004–2007

Don Matthews 1996 Pinball Clemons
Pinball Clemons
(CEO) Brad Watters (COO) 2008

Eric Tillman 1997 Bob Nicholson 2009–2011

Don Matthews 1998 Chris Rudge 2012–2015

Eric Tillman 1999 Michael Copeland 2016–2017

J. I. Albrecht 2000 Bill Manning 2018-present

Paul Masotti 2001

Gary Etcheverry 2002

Pinball Clemons 2003

Adam Rita 2004–2010

Jim Barker 2011–2017

Jim Popp 2017–present

Below the ownership level, the two most senior positions within the Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
organization are its president and general manager.[96] The GM role was titled as "managing director" from 1957 to 1971, while the president role is now included in the title of CEO.

Adam Rita
Adam Rita
won two Grey Cups with the Argos, the 79th as head coach and 92nd as general manager

The longest serving executive in the organization is Lew Hayman, who had a five decade career beginning in the 1930s as coach and administrator. A Jewish-American, Hayman served with both the Argos and Montreal Alouettes
Montreal Alouettes
and has been called "the architect of Canadian football."[126] He was the team's first president and managing director at the insistence of Eric Cradock in 1957,[127] and would continue in the former role until 1981. Ralph Sazio took over from Hayman and is another hall of fame builder.[128] After relative stability at the senior executive level for three decades, there has been significant turnover in the positions since the 1990s. The team had eight general managers in eight years, for example, between 1996 and 2003. The current GM is Jim Popp who was appointed at the end of 207 February 2017.[129] Chris Rudge, former head of the Canadian Olympic Committee, took over as president and CEO from the beginning of 2012 to the end of 2015,[130] when Michael Copeland took over.[131] Head coaches[edit] Main article: List of Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
head coaches 55 men have served as Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
head coach. The current coach, Marc Trestman, was appointed in 2017. He has succeeded in reviving a stalled offence and led the team to a Grey Cup
Grey Cup
victory in 2017. The longest total tenure at head coach belongs to Bob O'Billovich, who led the team for eleven years over three stints in the 1980s and early 90s. Other notable coaching careers include those of Joe Wright, Sr. at the end of the nineteenth century, Ted Morris and Frank Clair
Frank Clair
in the post-war years, Leo Cahill in the late 60s and early 70s, and Pinball Clemons
Pinball Clemons
after the turn of the millennium. Since 1961, the Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
has awarded the Annis Stukus Trophy annually to the league's outstanding coach. (Alongside his playing career, Stukus achieved fame as a coach, promoter, and newspaper columnist.)[132] Argonauts
Argonauts
coaches have been honoured eight times: Cahill (1971), O'Billovich (1981 & 1987), Adam Rita
Adam Rita
(1991), Don Matthews (1997), Jim Barker (2010), Milanovich (2012)[133] and Trestman (2017).

Current team[edit] Current roster[edit]

All-Star quarterback for the Argos, Ricky Ray

Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
roster

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Quarterbacks

14 McLeod Bethel-Thompson
McLeod Bethel-Thompson
QB -- James Franklin QB  7 Jeff Mathews
Jeff Mathews
QB  2 Dakota Prukop
Dakota Prukop
QB/ST 15 Ricky Ray
Ricky Ray
QB

Running back

 1 Anthony Coombs RB 38 Declan Cross FB 30 Martese Jackson RB/KR -- Ben Malena RB -- Greg Morris RB 32 James Wilder, Jr.
James Wilder, Jr.
RB

Receivers

11 Alex Charette WR 10 Armanti Edwards
Armanti Edwards
WR 83 Jonathan Epps WR  8 Jeff Fuller WR 19 S. J. Green
S. J. Green
SB 16 Brian Jones WR 84 Llevi Noel WR -- Tobais Palmer WR 88 Jimmy Ralph WR -- Kendall Sanders WR 18 Brian Tyms WR 86 Cole Watson WR -- Jordan Westerkamp WR 82 Malcolm Williams WR 80 Chandler Worthy WR

Offensive linemen

67 Jamal Campbell OL 69 William Campbell OL 64 J'Michael Deane OL 57 Tyler Holmes G 68 Chris Kolankowski OL 61 Sean McEwen C 65 D. J. Sackey OL 54 Chris Van Zeyl T 59 Brandon Washington OL 56 Corey Watman OL

Defensive linemen

-- John Biewald DE 97 Ken Bishop DL 94 Victor Butler DL/LB -- Matthew Carson DL 91 Alan-Michael Cash DT 92 Troy Davis DL 49 Jeffrey Finley DL 43 Evan Foster DE 93 Linden Gaydosh DT 90 Cleyon Laing DL 40 Shawn Lemon
Shawn Lemon
DE 96 Jeff Luc DL 95 Sadat Sulley DL 24 Justin Tuggle DL 98 Dylan Wynn DL

Linebackers

 6 Marcus Ball LB 44 Khalil Bass LB 52 Justin Herdman LB 28 Akeem Jordan
Akeem Jordan
LB 41 Nakas Onyeka LB 47 Terrance Plummer LB -- Shakiel Randolph LB -- Taylor Reed LB

Defensive backs

39 Matt Black DB 33 Alden Darby DB 21 Qudarius Ford DB  5 Jermaine Gabriel DB -- Caleb Ham DB  4 Brandon Harris DB -- T. J. Heath DB  0 Johnny Sears, Jr. DB 26 Cassius Vaughn
Cassius Vaughn
DB 25 Matt Webster DB 23 Robert Woodson DB -- Ronnie Yell
Ronnie Yell
DB

Special
Special
teams

00 Ronnie Pfeffer K 58 Jake Reinhart LS -- Swayze Waters K

1-Game Injured List 6-Game Injured List Practice Squad Suspended

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Front office and coaching[edit]

Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
staff

v t e

Front Office and Support Staff

Owner – Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment President and CEO – Michael Copeland Special
Special
Advisor – Michael Clemons General Manager – Jim Popp Assistant General Manager – Spencer Zimmerman Director of Football Administration – Catherine Raiche Director of Football Operations – Ian Sanderson Director of Canadian Scouting – Vince Magri Consultant, Football Operations – Nick Volpe Equipment Manager – Danny Webb Assistant Equipment Manager – Tom Bryce Head Athletic Therapist – Scott Shannon Assistant Athletic Therapist – Josh Shewell

 

Head Coaches

Head Coach – Marc Trestman

Offensive Coaches

Offensive Coordinator/Receivers – Tommy Condell Quarterbacks – Anthony Calvillo Running backs – Josh Moore Offensive Line – Jonathan Himebauch Offensive Quality Control – Justin Poindexter

Defensive Coaches

Defensive Coordinator – Mike Archer Defensive Backs – Tyron Brackenridge Linebackers – Greg Quick Defensive Line – Kerry Locklin Defensive Quality Control – Gavin Lake

Special
Special
Teams Coaches

Special
Special
Teams Coordinator – Kevin Eiben Assistant Special
Special
Teams – Wendell Avery

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Broadcasts[edit] Argonaut games are currently carried on TSN's national and regional television channel as part of CFL on TSN
CFL on TSN
broadcasts. Radio coverage is carried on TSN Radio 1050 or on CFRB
CFRB
1010 when there is a scheduling conflict and another sport is being carried on TSN Radio. Rivalries[edit]

An Argos game against the Ti-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium
Ivor Wynne Stadium
in 2010

With few teams, but a long history, it is inevitable that intense rivalries have developed in Canadian football. Far and away the greatest Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
rivalry has been with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and its precursor teams. Fittingly, the Argonauts
Argonauts
first game was against a club from Hamilton,[18] while the raucous Eastern Final of 2013—featuring a Tiger-Cat win over the Argos in front of 35,000 at the Rogers Centre—proved the rivalry is alive and well.[134] The two teams meet in Hamilton every year in the Labour Day Classic, a league wide tradition since the late 1940s in which the game's greatest rivalries are showcased. To the east, the Argonauts
Argonauts
have also faced off against teams from Montreal and Ottawa
Ottawa
since their earliest days. In recent years, the Montreal Alouettes
Montreal Alouettes
have consistently fielded strong teams and often run up against the Argos in the playoffs; the teams have faced off eleven times in the Eastern Final, with Montreal taking six.[135] In 2014, the Argonauts
Argonauts
reignited their historic rivalry with an Ottawa football Team as the team came back as the Ottawa
Ottawa
REDBLACKS (Other rivalries with Ottawa
Ottawa
consisted of rivalries with the Ottawa
Ottawa
Renegades and the Ottawa
Ottawa
Rough Riders). In 10 games against the current Ottawa franchise (as of the end of the 2017 season) the Argos have a winning record of 7–3–0. At the Grey Cup
Grey Cup
level, the Argonauts
Argonauts
have faced an assortment of teams in recent decades rather than any one team regularly. The Edmonton Eskimos, for years a dominant team in the league, became a rival. The two teams' five Grey Cup
Grey Cup
match-ups include an epic 38–36 Toronto loss in 1987 and most recently, the Snow Bowl victory in 1996 led by the arm of Doug Flutie.[28] In the pre-CFL days, the Argos had a Grey Cup rivalry with the Winnipeg
Winnipeg
Blue
Blue
Bombers and a cross-town rivalry with the University of Toronto
Toronto
in the first years of the Grey Cup championship, including the Argonauts' first win in 1914. Notable personnel[edit]

Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
retired numbers[136]

No. Player Position Tenure Championships

22 Dick Shatto1 RB 1954–1965 –

31 Michael "Pinball" Clemons2 RB/SB/KR/PR 1989–2000 1991, 1996, 1997

55 Joe Krol QB/RB/P/K/DB 1945–1952, 1955 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1952

60 Danny Nykoluk OT 1955, 1957–1971 –

1 Served as Argonauts
Argonauts
General Manager from 1976 to 1978. 2 Served as Argonauts
Argonauts
Head Coach from 2000 to 2007, President from 2001 to 2002, and continues to act as Vice-Chairman.

The highest distinction the Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
can accord a player is to retire their number; just four players have received the honour. Starting in 1996, the team began another category of distinction with its list of "All-Time Argos." Twenty-four players have been rewarded so far and a banner in their honour hangs at Rogers Centre.[137] Players and management personnel may be separately inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.[138] A total of 56 people who have been part of the team are in the Hall. The All-Time Argos list does not extend back to before the Second War era while the Hall of Fame does. Thus, for instance, Lionel Conacher
Lionel Conacher
is in the Hall but not listed as an All-Time Argo. Finally, players may be honoured on an annual basis through the CFL awards. The most prestigious of these is the Most Outstanding Player Award, awarded since 1953. Six Argonauts
Argonauts
have been recipients: Chad Owens (2012), Damon Allen
Damon Allen
(2005), Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
(1996 & 1997), Pinball Clemons
Pinball Clemons
(1990), Conredge Holloway, and Bill Symons (1968).

All-Time and Hall of Fame[edit]

Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
Honoured Personnel

Affiliation in Hall of Fame based on team acknowledgement

All Time Argos[137]

Les Ascott Michael "Pinball" Clemons Royal Copeland Jim Corrigall Ulysses "Crazy Legs" Curtis Dan Ferrone Doug Flutie Terry Greer Ed Harrington Condredge Holloway Joe Krol Rodney Harding Dave Mann Paul Masotti Marv Luster Danny Nykoluk Mike O'Shea Jim Rountree Teddy Morris Don Moen Jim Stillwagon Bill Symons William Zock Dick Shatto

Hall of Fame Players[139]

Damon Allen John Barrow Danny Bass Harry Batstone Paul Bennett Ab Box Joe Breen Michael "Pinball" Clemons Tommy Joe Coffey Lionel Conacher Royal Copeland Jim Corrigall Wes Cutler Matt Dunigan Terry Evanshen Cap Fear Doug Flutie Bill Frank Condredge Holloway Russ Jackson Bobby Jurasin Ellison Kelly Joe Krol Smirle Lawson Marv Luster Joe Montford Frank Morris Teddy Morris Ray Nettles Mike O'Shea Jackie Parker

James Parker Willie Pless Dave Raimey Ted Reeve Rocco Romano Dick Shatto Don Sutherin Bill Symons Dave Thelen Andy Tommy Pierre Vercheval Tom Wilkinson Ben Zambiasi Bill Zock

Hall of Fame Builders[139]

David Braley Frank Clair Bernie Custis William C. Foulds Jake Gaudaur Lew Hayman Don Matthews Jack Newton Mike Rodden Ralph Sazio Annis Stukus Frank Tindall

Mascot[edit] Jason is the mascot for the Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts, replacing the previous mascot, Scully, in 2003.[140] See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts.

Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
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Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
Band

Notes[edit] Footnotes

^ The team continues to refer to their colours as Oxford blue and Cambridge blue for historical reasons rather than strict colour accuracy. While they have retained the very dark blue associated with Oxford, the light blue of the modern uniforms is close to azure. Cambridge blue is technically a shade of spring green and appears somewhat grayish. ^ Confusion remains over the first Argos match.[14] The CFL continues to report that a game took place on October 11 against the University of Toronto.[16] Citing the "definitive" research of Ian Speers, O'Leary and Parrish refute this and point to the 18th as the first date.[17] The fact that the Hamilton game was played on the grounds of U of T may have led to a later journalistic error.[14] ^ The inaugural game at Exhibition Stadium
Exhibition Stadium
was an inter-league match against the NFL's Chicago Cardinals. The Argos would play two more exhibition games against NFL clubs in the next two years and were losers in all three. The games were part of a wider series of interleague match-ups between CFL and NFL teams held during this era. ^ Details available from the team are contradictory: they suggest a 1916 move to Varsity in their Stadium History[74] but 1911 in their Year-By-Year History.[19] In his write-up on Varsity Stadium, Speers agrees with the 1911 date.[75] There is no dispute that the stadium was completed in late 1911 and that the Argonauts
Argonauts
participated in the Grey Cup
Grey Cup
at the venue that year.

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Further Reading

Cahill, Leo; Young, Scott (1973). Goodbye Argos. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland and Stewart. ISBN 0771090625.  Boyd, Denny (1997). Legends of autumn: The glory years of Canadian football. Vancouver, British Columbia: Douglas & McIntyre / Greystone Books. ISBN 1550545817.  O'Brien, Steve (2011). The Canadian Football League: The Phoenix of Professional Sports Leagues. Raleigh, North Carolina: lulu.com. ISBN 9781411658608.  Profit, Mel (1972). For Love, Money, and Future Considerations. Toronto, Ontario: D.C. Heath Canada. ISBN 0669805726.  Wallace, Craig (2005). A Slip in the Rain, the True Story of the 1967–72 Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
and the Fumble That Killed Canada's Team. Raleigh, North Carolina: lulu.com. ISBN 1411613929.  Woods, Paul (2013). Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs. Raleigh, North Carolina: lulu.com. ISBN 1-304-10638-1. 

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100th Grey Cup
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1 Noel Prefontaine 2 Chad Owens 4 Pacino Horne 5 Ejiro Kuale 6 Marcus Ball 7 Trevor Harris 8 Ahmad Carroll 9 Maurice Mann 10 Danny Desriveaux 11 Dontrelle Inman 12 Jarious Jackson 13 Anthony Alix 15 Ricky Ray 16 Ken-Yon Rambo 17 Zach Collaros 18 Djems Kouamé 19 Jalil Carter 20 Bryan Payton 21 Gerald Riggs Jr. 24 Evan McCollough 25 Patrick Watkins 26 Jordan Younger 27 Étienne Boulay 28 Brandon Isaac 30 Swayze Waters 32 Andre Durie 33 Jeff Johnson 38 Johnnie Dixon 39 Matt Black 42 Walter Spencer 44 Chad Kackert (MVP) 45 Robert McCune 46 Jason Pottinger 47 Kyle Jones 51 Tristan Black 52 Wayne Smith 54 Chris Van Zeyl 57 Marc Parenteau 59 Joe Eppele 61 Cedric Gagné-Marcoux 64 Andrew Jones 65 Tony Washington 67 Jeff Keeping 68 Joel Reinders 69 Gerald Cadogan 78 Adriano Belli 81 Jason Barnes 82 Chad Rempel 83 Julian Feoli-Gudino 84 Samuel Tranks 87 Quincy Hurst 88 Mike Bradwell 89 Spencer Watt 90 Donte Paige-Moss 91 David Lee 94 Kevin Huntley 95 Ricky Foley (MVC) 96 Armond Armstead 97 Zander Robinson 99 Ronald Flemons

Head coach: Scott Milanovich

Assistant coaches: Anthony Ierullo Chris Jones Jason Maas Stephen McAdoo Kez McCorvey Mike O'Shea James Stanley Orlondo Steinauer Cory Stone

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Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
105th Grey Cup
Grey Cup
champions

00 Ronnie Pfeffer 0 Johnny Sears Jr. 1 Anthony Coombs 2 Dakota Prukop 3 Brandon Whitaker 4 Brandon Harris 5 Jermaine Gabriel 6 Marcus Ball 7 Jeff Mathews 8 Jeff Fuller 9 Akwasi Owusu-Ansah 10 Armanti Edwards 11 Alex Charette 12 Mitchell White 14 McLeod Bethel-Thompson 15 Ricky Ray 16 Brian Jones 17 Cody Fajardo 18 Brian Tyms 19 S. J. Green 20 Rico Murray 21 Qudarius Ford 23 Robert Woodson 24 Justin Tuggle 25 Matt Webster 26 Cassius Vaughn 27 Cam McDaniel 28 Akeem Jordan 29 Josh Mitchell 30 Martese Jackson 32 James Wilder Jr. 33 Alden Darby 38 Declan Cross 39 Matt Black 40 Shawn Lemon 41 Nakas Onyeka 43 Evan Foster 44 Khalil Bass 45 Curtis Newton 47 Terrance Plummer 48 Bear Woods 49 Jeffrey Finley 52 Justin Herdman 54 Chris Van Zeyl 56 Corey Watman 57 Tyler Holmes 58 Jake Reinhart 59 Brandon Washington 61 Sean McEwen 63 Mason Woods 64 J'Michael Deane 65 D. J. Sackey 67 Jamal Campbell 68 Chris Kolankowski 69 William Campbell 70 Lirim Hajrullahu 75 Cameron Walker 82 Malcolm Williams 84 Llevi Noel 85 DeVier Posey (MVP) 88 Jimmy Ralph 90 Cleyon Laing 91 Alan-Michael Cash 92 Troy Davis 93 Linden Gaydosh 94 Victor Butler 95 Sadat Sulleyman 96 Jeff Luc 97 Ken Bishop 98 Dylan Wynn 99 Daryl Waud

Head coach: Marc Trestman

Assistant coaches: Mike Archer Wendell Avery Tyron Brackenridge Marcus Brady Corey Chamblin Tommy Condell Kevin Eiben Jonathan Himebauch Gavin Lake Kerry Locklin Josh Moore Justin Poindexter Steve Walsh

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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Founded in 1931 as Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd.

Teams

Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs (NHL) (1931–present) Toronto
Toronto
Raptors (NBA) (1998–present) Toronto
Toronto
FC (MLS) (2005–present) Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts
Argonauts
(CFL) (2018–present) Toronto
Toronto
Marlies (AHL) (2005–present) Raptors 905
Raptors 905
(NBA G League) (2015–present) Toronto
Toronto
FC II (USL) (2014–present)

Venues

Air Canada Centre BMO Field
BMO Field
(operator) Ricoh Coliseum
Ricoh Coliseum
(primary lessee) MasterCard Centre
MasterCard Centre
(operator) BioSteel Centre
BioSteel Centre
(operator) BMO Training Ground
BMO Training Ground
(operator) Lamport Stadium
Lamport Stadium
(patnership)

People

Larry Tanenbaum Michael Friisdahl George A. Cope Dale Lastman Edward S. Rogers III Brendan Shanahan Masai Ujiri

Other Holdings/Brands

Maple Leaf Square§ Leafs Nation Network NBA TV Canada Real Sports e11even

mlse.com § Joint venture with Cadillac Fairview

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Sports teams based in the Greater Toronto
Toronto
Area

General

List of sports teams in Toronto Toronto
Toronto
sports

Baseball

MLB Toronto
Toronto
Blue
Blue
Jays IBL Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs

Basketball

NBA Toronto
Toronto
Raptors NBA G League Raptors 905

Football

CFL Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts CJFL Burlington Braves Toronto
Toronto
Junior Argonauts

Hockey

NHL Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs AHL Toronto
Toronto
Marlies ECHL Brampton Beast

OHL Mississauga Steelheads Oshawa Generals OJHL Aurora Tigers Brampton Capitals Burlington Cougars Dixie Beehives Georgetown Raiders Markham Waxers Milton Icehawks Mississauga Chargers Newmarket Hurricanes North York Rangers Oakville Blades Orangeville Flyers Pickering Panthers St. Michael's Buzzers Stouffville Spirit Streetsville Derbys Toronto
Toronto
Jr. Canadiens Vaughan Vipers Villanova Knights Whitby Fury

GMHL Bradford Bulls Bradford Rattlers New Tecumseth Civics Toronto
Toronto
Attack Toronto
Toronto
Predators

CWHL Markham Thunder Toronto
Toronto
Furies

ACHL Whitby Dunlops

Lacrosse

NLL Toronto
Toronto
Rock MSL Brampton Excelsiors

OLA Jr. A Brampton Excelsiors Jr. A Orangeville Northmen Toronto
Toronto
Beaches Whitby Warriors OLA Jr. B Clarington Green Gaels Halton Hills Bulldogs Markham Ironheads Mimico Mountaineers Mississauga Tomahawks Newmarket Saints Oakville Buzz Orangeville Northmen Jr. B

Rugby league

RFL Toronto
Toronto
Wolfpack

Soccer

MLS Toronto
Toronto
FC USL Toronto
Toronto
FC II CSL FC Ukraine United Milton SC Scarborough SC Serbian White Eagles FC Toronto
Toronto
Atomic FC York Region Shooters

University athletics

UOIT Ridgebacks Ryerson Rams Toronto
Toronto
Varsity Blues York Lions

College athletics

Seneca Sting Humber Hawks George Brown Huskies Durham Lords Centennial Colts Sheridan Bruins

Roller derby

WFTDA Greater Toronto
Toronto
Area Rollergirls Toronto
Toronto
Roller Derby

Ultimate

AUDL Toronto
Toronto
Rush

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Sports teams based in Ontario

Australian football

A.F.L.O. Broadview Hawks Central Blues Etobicoke Kangaroos Guelph Gargoyles Hamilton Wildcats High Park Demons Ottawa
Ottawa
Swans Toronto
Toronto
Downtown Dingos Toronto
Toronto
Eagles Toronto
Toronto
Rebels

Baseball

MLB Toronto
Toronto
Blue
Blue
Jays Can-Am Ottawa
Ottawa
Champions

IBL Barrie Baycats Brantford Red Sox Burlington Herd Guelph Royals Hamilton Cardinals Kitchener Panthers London Majors Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs

Basketball

NBA Toronto
Toronto
Raptors NBA G League Raptors 905 NBL London Lightning Niagara River Lions KW Titans Windsor Express

Football

CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats Ottawa
Ottawa
Redblacks Toronto
Toronto
Argonauts

NFC Oakville Longhorns Sarnia
Sarnia
Imperials Sault Ste. Marie Steelers Sudbury Spartans Toronto
Toronto
Raiders Toronto
Toronto
Titans Tri-City Outlaws

CJFL Burlington Braves Hamilton Hurricanes London Beefeaters Northern Clansmen Ottawa
Ottawa
Sooners Toronto
Toronto
Junior Argonauts Windsor AKO Fratmen

QJFL Cumberland Panthers Ottawa
Ottawa
Junior Riders

Ice hockey

NHL Ottawa
Ottawa
Senators Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs AHL Belleville Senators Toronto
Toronto
Marlies ECHL Brampton Beast FHL North Shore Knights

OHL Barrie Colts Belleville Bulls Guelph Storm Hamilton Bulldogs Kingston Frontenacs Kitchener Rangers London Knights Mississauga Steelheads Niagara IceDogs North Bay Battalion Oshawa Generals Ottawa
Ottawa
67's Owen Sound Attack Peterborough Petes Sarnia
Sarnia
Sting Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Sudbury Wolves Windsor Spitfires

GOJHL Ancaster Avalanche Brampton Bombers Brantford 99ers Caledonia Corvairs Cambridge Winterhawks Chatham Maroons Elmira Sugar Kings Fort Erie Meteors Guelph Hurricanes Kitchener Dutchmen Komoka Kings LaSalle Vipers Leamington Flyers Listowel Cyclones London Nationals Niagara Falls Canucks Pelham Pirates St. Catharines Falcons St. Marys Lincolns St. Thomas Stars Sarnia
Sarnia
Legionnaires Stratford Warriors Strathroy Rockets Thorold Blackhawks Waterloo Siskins Welland Jr. Canadians

CWHL Markham Thunder Toronto
Toronto
Furies

Lacrosse

NLL Toronto
Toronto
Rock

Roller derby

WFTDA Border City Brawlers Forest City Derby Girls Greater Toronto
Toronto
Area Rollergirls Hammer City Roller Derby Ottawa
Ottawa
Valley Roller Derby Renegade Derby Dames Royal City Roller Derby Toronto
Toronto
Roller Derby Tri-City Roller Derby

Rugby league

RFL Toronto
Toronto
Wolfpack

Rugby union

CRC Ontario
Ontario
Blues NWL Ontario Ontario
Ontario
U23 Ontario
Ontario
U20

Ringette

NRL Cambridge Turbos Gloucester Devils Ottawa
Ottawa
Ice Richmond Hill Lightning Waterloo Wildfire Whitby Wild

Soccer

MLS Toronto
Toronto
FC

USL Ottawa
Ottawa
Fury Toronto
Toronto
FC II

League1 Ontario Aurora FC Darby FC Durham United FC FC London Master's FA North Mississauga SC North Toronto
Toronto
Nitros Oakville Blue
Blue
Devils Ottawa
Ottawa
South United ProStars FC Sanjaxx Lions Sigma FC Toronto
Toronto
Azzurri Blizzard Toronto
Toronto
FC III Toronto
Toronto
Skillz FC Unionville Milliken SC Vaughan Azzurri West Ottawa
Ottawa
SC Windsor TFC Stars Woodbridge Strikers

PDL K-W United FC Thunder Bay Chill

CSL Brantford Galaxy Burlington SC FC Ukraine United FC Vorkuta London City Milton SC Scarborough SC SC Waterloo Region Serbian White Eagles York Region Shooters

U Sports

Brock University Badgers Carleton University Ravens University of Guelph Gryphons Lakehead University Thunderwolves Laurentian University
Laurentian University
Voyageurs (Men's)/Lady Vees (Women's) McMaster University Marauders Nipissing University Lakers University of Ontario
Ontario
Institute of Technology Ridgebacks University of Ottawa
Ottawa
Gee-Gees Queen's University Golden Gaels Royal Military College of Canada Paladins Ryerson University Rams Trent Excalibur University of Toronto
Toronto
Varsity Blues University of Waterloo Warriors University of Western Ontario
Ontario
Mustangs Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks University of Windsor Lancers Yor

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